NYC Officially Recognizes 31 Gender Identities & Expressions

New York City's Commission on Human Rights has released a document that lists the 31 gender identity and expression types the city officially recognizes. The list, released ahead of the city's month-long LGBT Pride celebration, reinforces the city's respect and protection of one of the most vulnerable American minority groups. 

"In New York City, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the workplace, in public spaces, and in housing," the new document reads. "The NYC Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect and without threat of discrimination or harassment."

Along with a primer on business owners and employees on how to respectfully treat all the gender expressions they may encounter is a list of 31 identities and expressions that the city officially recognizes. They include:

  1. Bi-Gendered
  2. Cross-Dresser
  3. Drag-King
  4. Drag-Queen
  5. Femme Queen
  6. Female-to-Male
  7. FTM
  8. Gender Bender
  9. Genderqueer
  10. Male-To-Female
  11. MTF
  12. Non-Op
  13. Hijra
  14. Pangender
  15. Transexual/Transsexual
  16. Trans Person
  17. Woman
  18. Man
  19. Butch
  20. Two-Spirit
  21. Trans
  22. Agender
  23. Third Sex
  24. Gender Fluid
  25. Non-Binary Transgender
  26. Androgyne
  27. Gender-Gifted
  28. Gender Bender
  29. Femme
  30. Person of Transgender Experience
  31. Androgynous

Thanks, NYC!

 

 

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I identify as a frying pan. It is offensive to me that people think that I am pansexual. It is a common misconception. I am not attracted to pans, I just am a pan.

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Wtf has this world come to 

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I identify as a brick.

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Can confirm you sound like one.

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WTF New York. I thought we were one of the smartest states

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Where hermaphrodite? Is that still a thing?

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I sexually identify as an attack helicopter. This has me so triggered

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I'm offended because my sex is a Salt Lake Swamp Monster and it's not there.

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Many of these are completely redundant. Why keep MTF, Hijra, and Male to Female as separate? And those are subcategories of transgender, too. Why keep subdividing groups in to smaller groups? It seems like it would put up more barriers instead of uniting people and making them feel like a community.

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Experts say there are only two genders; the rest is Tumblr mess. Watch Yorick on Youtube.

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New York: the Baskin and Robins of gender

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Where's Ulrichs' 'uranian' (male body, female psyche)? Still an incredibly accurate term.

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